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Word of the Day: Open Compute Project



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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“When Facebook custom built its data center in Oregon, the goal was to create an easy-to-maintain system that cut down on energy consumption. Then they made all of the specs and designs public by launching the Open Compute Project.”– Dave Cappuccio

Word of the Day

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Open Compute Project (OCP), an initiative started by Facebook to share more efficient server and data center designs with the general information technology (IT) industry. The Open Compute Project grew out of Facebook’s efforts to custom design and build software, servers and other data center components to deal with the ever-increasing demands placed on its infrastructure. Continued…

Related Terms:

OpenRack
OpenVault
vendor neutral

Quiz Yourself

Which word describes server hardware that is protected by a patent, trademark or copyright?
a. syndicated
b. proprietary
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